Our team

The representatives on our team take pride in helping you get the most out of your policies and financial plans. You can trust us to make sure you have the right coverage and investments to take care of the people and things you care about most. Get personalized service with one-on-one advice and clear answers to your insurance and investment questions. When you choose The Co-operators, you’re choosing a dedicated team that’s on your side, ready to help you make confident financial choices. Connect with us today.

Thomas Farr

Thomas Farr

Financial Advisor
Sydney
Tom Farr started his insurance career representing The Co-operators in 1991 in his hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Tom has held various roles within the organization including Nova Scotia Claims Supervisor, and is also a past member of the Canadian Claims Manager Association. In April 2008, Tom assumed ownership of the Sydney office, and Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. began.
"I believe in the fundamental principle that all our clients are to be treated with courteous professionalism in helping them understand the products and services available to meet their needs."

"At Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. our team of associates specialize in individual product lines and have the expertise necessary to fulfill your insurance requirements. Our team is very accessible and prides itself on efficient, courteous and professional client service standards. Our goal is to build trust and long-term relationships with our clients." – Tom Farr

Tom Farr started his insurance career representing The Co-operators in 1991 in his hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Tom has held various roles within the organization including Nova Scotia Claims Supervisor, and is also a past member of the Canadian Claims Manager Association. In April 2008, Tom assumed ownership of the Sydney office, and Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. began.
"I believe in the fundamental principle that all our clients are to be treated with courteous professionalism in helping them understand the products and services available to meet their needs."

"At Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. our team of associates specialize in individual product lines and have the expertise necessary to fulfill your insurance requirements. Our team is very accessible and prides itself on efficient, courteous and professional client service standards. Our goal is to build trust and long-term relationships with our clients." – Tom Farr

John Wolodka

John Wolodka

Associate Financial Advisor
Sydney

Contact John Wolodka for your insurance and investment needs.

Contact John Wolodka for your insurance and investment needs.

Mark MacLeod

Mark MacLeod

Associate Financial Advisor
Sydney
Mark specializes in Life insurance and Investment products, as well as Home insurance.

Mark began his career with The Co-operators in August 2008 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He was thrilled to find opportunities with The Co-operators closer to home, and along with his wife, Lisa, moved back to Sydney in July 2009. In December of that year, Mark was back with The Co-operators, assisting in both the New Waterford and Glace Bay offices. Mark accepted an opportunity with Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. in September 2010.

With several years of client-oriented service experience behind him, Mark prides himself on providing quality service.

“If I can review a policy with someone and answer questions they may have or provide them with some added value, either through beneficial coverage options, endorsements, or a way to save money, that’s truly a great feeling.” – Mark


Mark specializes in Life insurance and Investment products, as well as Home insurance.

Mark began his career with The Co-operators in August 2008 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He was thrilled to find opportunities with The Co-operators closer to home, and along with his wife, Lisa, moved back to Sydney in July 2009. In December of that year, Mark was back with The Co-operators, assisting in both the New Waterford and Glace Bay offices. Mark accepted an opportunity with Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. in September 2010.

With several years of client-oriented service experience behind him, Mark prides himself on providing quality service.

“If I can review a policy with someone and answer questions they may have or provide them with some added value, either through beneficial coverage options, endorsements, or a way to save money, that’s truly a great feeling.” – Mark


Debra Rankin

Debra Rankin

Associate Insurance Advisor
Sydney
Debra first joined The Co-operators in the summer of 2010 as a home inspector for the New Waterford and Glace Bay area. In November 2012, she accepted a clerical position in the North Sydney office, and worked toward her General Insurance License. In November 2017, she joined the team at Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. and specializes in Auto, Home and Travel insurance.

Debra first joined The Co-operators in the summer of 2010 as a home inspector for the New Waterford and Glace Bay area. In November 2012, she accepted a clerical position in the North Sydney office, and worked toward her General Insurance License. In November 2017, she joined the team at Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. and specializes in Auto, Home and Travel insurance.

June Smolensky

June Smolensky

Associate Insurance Advisor
Sydney
June has been with The Co-operators since December 2011 and specializes in Auto, Home and Travel insurance. June was primarily based in the Maple Street office until April 2018. After a short tenure in the Glace Bay office, she accepted a position with Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. in September 2018.

June has been with The Co-operators since December 2011 and specializes in Auto, Home and Travel insurance. June was primarily based in the Maple Street office until April 2018. After a short tenure in the Glace Bay office, she accepted a position with Tom Farr Insurance Services Ltd. in September 2018.

Warren Campbell

Warren Campbell

Associate Financial Advisor
Sydney
Alana Gillis

Alana Gillis

Client Contact Representative
Sydney